Tympanic membrane interface to protect the brain and spinal cord by way of the ears.
Essentially it would work like an interface retina; a false retina or contact lens to interact with the world and protect the original from being misused. But rather than focus on the eye my interest is to protect the brain and spinal cord by way of your ears. What the article didn’t mention is that the tympanic membrane is essentially how we hear or receive sound; one of three parts of the ear to transfer sound waves from the environment to our limbic and central nervous system; the brain and spinal cord. Technology for the tympanic membrane isn’t mainstream yet, though my worry is is privacy, access/storage, personal data and hacking.
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If you watch the video you’ll notice that the woman picked the dress because she was familiar with it. It’s called the familiarity principle or mere-exposure effect. A psychological phenomenon by which people tend to develop a preference for things because they are familiar with them.
On a neuroscience level you could say our preference for familiarity is based on survival or safety. It’s apart of our evolution (synaptic patterns or neural priming).